Durham University

Durham University

Finance (International Banking and Finance)

Our MSc Finance programmes are designed to provide you with rigorous training at the frontier of research, as well as the advanced analytical and technical skills that are highly sought after by global employers and, if you wish to continue your studies, by world-leading PhD programmes. Our MSc programmes have partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). The CFA is the world�s premier association for investment professionals and the accepted benchmark for technical excellence in financial markets. It guarantees you benefit from a curriculum of the highest standards and enables you to participate in the CFA Global Investment Research Challenge, as well as CFA employer network events and scholarships.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UK 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. English language requirements include an IELTS of 6.5 (no element under 6.0) or TOEFL 92 (no element under 23).

Course modules

You will study: econometric methods; financial modelling and business forecasting; advanced financial theory; corporate finance; international finance; money and banking. You will then choose two elective modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included auditing and assurance services, behavioural finance and economics, corporate governance, corporate reporting, financial risk management, market microstructure and technology, innovation and economic growth.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation of 12,000 words or business project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Business School Durham DH1 3LB North East

Key information

Durham University Business School
Telephone number: 
0191 334 5439